Maria's sweet and sassy Mole

malinda sargent


From my Bestie Maria G. Love you girl!


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  • 5
    new mexican chilis, destemmed, deseeded ( discard seeds)
  • 2
    guajillo chilis, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
  • 3
    chipotle chili, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
  • 4
    ancho chilis, destemmed, deseeded (retain seeds in small container)
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds - or 1 oz
  • 1 oz
    peanuts hulled not salted
  • 1 oz
    almonds, blanched or sliced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    medium onion chopped in large chunks
  • 6 clove
    garlic smashed
  • 1
    piece wheat bread
  • 1
    tortillas, flour or corn
  • 1 lb
    roma tomatoes ( 4-6) cut in half
  • 1 stick
  • 1 oz
  • 1/2
    tablet mexican chocolate
  • 1 c
    grapeseed oil or slightly more then 3/4 c olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    chicken stock, low sodium
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c

How to Make Maria's sweet and sassy Mole


  1. Begin boiling 2 1/2 quarts of water in a large pot.
  2. Add ancho seeds, sesame, peanuts, almonds and peppercorns to a small saucepan and toast over medium heat.
  3. While these are toasting, add the chilis to a grill pan and toast over medium heat.
  4. While the chilis are toasting, peel and smash the garlic and large chop the onion.
  5. When the seeds are nicely toasted, remove from heat and let cool.
  6. When the chilis are toasted, add them to the boiling water.
  7. Add the onion and garlic to the grill pan and toast.
  8. While they are toasting, cut the tomatoes in half and measure the raisins.
  9. Once toasted, add the onion and garlic to boiling water.
  10. Toast onions and garlic, then add to boiling water.
  11. Toast tomatoes, cinnamon stick, and raisins in grill pan.
  12. While tomatoes, etc are toasting, add tortilla and bread to boiling water (watching the bread expand is my favorite part!).
  13. Once toasted, add the tomatoes, cinnamon stick and raisins to the boiling water.
  14. Also add the seed mixture, grapeseed oil, chocolate, stock and salt.
  15. Let simmer approximately 30 minutes.
  16. Use immersion blender to puree thoroughly. If you do not have an immersion blender, allow mixture to cool and blenderize in batches (add time to let it cool -- do NOT blend while hot!).
  17. Turn heat on low and add the sugar. Simmer uncovered until thick, about 15-20 minutes.
  18. Serve over rice and poached (or rotisserie), shredded chicken.

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